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One of my favorite bakeries. A bit pricey but it’s worthy. I love their chocolate cake with chocolate mousse. Also, I love their Raspberry Vanilla Square Cake. I have ordered my graduation cake from there and it was amazing.
Amazing sweets! I came by after dinner for a treat. Not knowing what to choose since they have SO many options, I asked the girl working what a few cheesecake options were. I chose the chocolate topped mini cheesecake and an eclair. Both of these were absolutely delicious! I couldn’t finish either, just had a few bites of each. Neither of them were overly rich tasting either. I wish we had a Calandra’s in CA.
These guys are good friends of my family and when it comes to baking they are hands down the best by far. They also have great food in their restaurant. This is really a first class family and business. I definitely recommend them.
There breads are always warm and freshly baked and so delicious
Very good selection of pastries, with a lot of variety. Sometimes when is really busy you can feel how the staff can get really overwhelmed.
Especially love the sausage bread and the pepperoni bread. Can't be beat!
I LOVE CALANDRA'S!!!!!!!!!
My favorite bakery in all of NJ. Wonderful staff and excellent service. I received a birthday cake from here in 2009 been hooked ever since
Calandra's is the best!!! They absolutely have the best bread that me or my family has ever had. It's baked fresh every hour so you know it's good! We're also big fans of their cannolis, particularly the chocolate covered ones. You won't find a better bakery in NJ!!
This is probably one of the best bakeries I've ever been to. When you walk in, the amount of freshly baked and perfectly decorated cookies, breads, pastries, etc. not only smell great -- they look great, too!! The bakery is also extremely clean, with friendly faced employees that greet you. My mom and I love coming here, especially when they're creating a customized cake for someone's special event. Truly a great, wholesome bakery with FRESH, great food.
Best Bakery in the area, great staff and delicious canolis!
best bread, delicious pastries and cakes
Excellent pastries, and free small coffee with purchase after 2 PM.
Good. Company. Coffee. Great. And. Service
Everyone was friendly and helpful. Cookies and pastries are awesome.
Best bakery & bread in NJ (which just might mean the whole world).
Worst experience ever. I came for a quote of a(7 inch cake) but I wanted only half cake decorated the other I was going to take home plain and the manager told me was going to be more than 150 dollars so because of the price , I decided for a regular cake ( 25 dollars) I explain the manager how I wanted but they did what they wanted . They didn’t have the colors I requested and The manager didn’t want to help me . She wanted me to wait so some ingredients can be cold in order to ‘fix it’ I drove there 1 hour with a 6 month baby and they didn’t care . She was rude i won’t came back .
Ok, I rarely left negative reviews as I am a huge supporter of local business. But here it is. Pic to the left is a $51, 8” customized birthday cake. it was so funny looking that it made me laugh. 4 whole strawberries even with stems as decorations, seriously? I had to take the strawberries off, cut into slices and added some sprinkles to make it look like a bakery cake for my daughter’s party (pic to the right). Never coming back!
A great place fresh bread and a lot choices .
Great place to have a nice meal. It's better to void their busy times and large parties..
The products sold are amazing but customer service can use improvement..
Calandra's bread has been our go to bread since they opened their first store in Newark. Anytime I travel out of state to friends home s they always ask me to stop for a loaf or two.
Delicious cakes at a good price. Good service too
quality baked goods, excellent service and very clean and cozy atmosphere
Great mom & pop Italian bakery featuring cookies, cakes, holiday items, canoli, bread. I have been visiting for years and I am never disappointed.
Best bread and great service
Large selection of pastries, cakes and freshly baked bread. Quality is excellent; however, expect to pay more for some baked items in comparison to other bakerys.
Try the NY Strip Steak with Crispy Polenta.
Best bread in the world. And I am a bread expert lol, not really but really I do eat at least 3-4 servings of bread per day. Maybe closer to 5. Calandra's is the best. Even with minimal ingredients the breads are still tasty 2 days later.
The best Italian bakery in NJ! There is a reason why they have the #1 bread in NJ. They have a large selection of baked goods that will not disappoint!
Best hot bread and pastries in area.
Fresh bread. Fresh pastry. Fresh cookies. Amazing. Tasty.
Absolutely the best..
Beautiful and clean bakery! Lots of dessert items to choose from :) Excellent customer service. I ordered a cannoli (first time trying a cannoli) and it was AMAZING!
What!?!? Free coffee after 2PM... I’m happy. The pastry’s are good too. Lots to chose from.
Love coming here for the best bread around. Quick staff and attentive so you never have to wait for more than a few seconds. Best bread around YES I drive to get bread bc it is worth it.
The BEST bread. Anywhere.
Horrible service is right.....called to pre order a birthday cake so I could just pick it up and go and the girl was just so short and told me to just go and pick it up...just plain rude....their customer service needs to be polished....with that attitude they loose a lot of customers....they just lost me.....
Very disappointing!! I ordered a birthday cake for my brothers 43rd birthday. Cake was a 8' square to be filled with custard and fresh fruit and of course with the typical "happy birthday" written on the cake. What I ordered was NOT what I got, first off when picking up the cake the lady opens the lid of the cake to show me the writing on it. The cake was written in the type of handwritten font as if for a 3 year old, not a 43 year old! It looked so childish and seemed like whoever wrote on the cake was writing in their own script. Now to the best part, as you can see from the picture, the cake was cut into slices and all it did was completely fall apart to where you couldn't give out a slice of cake. The vanilla cake sponge itself was DEFINITELY NOT FRESH!!!! The cake itself did not soak up any of the custard, was not moist but hard and dry!!! They OVERFILLED the cake with blueberries. The cake was a huge disappointment and for $60 this cake was absolutely not worth it and I will never go back. I was very disappointment that I was not able to present a delicious cake on my brothers birthday. Very embarrassing.
Amazing Bakery! Hot bread all day! Tons of cakes pastries pies, homemade pasta and sauce
Was told all baked goods were fteshly baked. The pecan danish on the showcase was super dry. Waisted time/$.
Great bakery and the best bread
They have the best desserts. Fresh bread and rolls. Love going for dinner and the kids can watch as their food is being made. Great family environment.
Everything is delicious and very nice staff!
Great varieties of cakes,cupcakes,pastries.The day before the Christmas ,we went their it was a large queue inside bt they attend quickly ..we ordered 1 cake ..price is reasonable..And it comes very tasty nd freshly made ..
Pricy but pretty good stuff
Great deserts! Love that fresh bread!
Clean, attractive decor, friendly staff, and unmatched pastries in the region.
Best bakery in North Jersey (and quite possibly the world)! My sisters and I have lived in several different states and traveled to many other countries (including multiple trips to Italy and France) and have yet to find a better cannoli. Whenever we come home to visit our family we make at least one trip to Calandra's and it is always a highlight of the trip. We've probably eaten their bread and pastries several hundred times in our lives and have yet to be disappointed.
I love this bakery!! Calandra's is conveniently located right off of 46, so I love stopping here during my lunch break for something sweet. There is so much to choose from, and all of the desserts are fresh and authentic. Everyone that works here is SO friendly and helpful. Can't recommend them enough!!
Always the best hot bread. Every hour!
Awesome bread and sweets!!
Awesome bakery and great staff
Thank you Aisha and Calandra's for creating the most beautiful baby shower cake I have ever seen!!! The detail was amazing on the sugar flowers. The cake was not only beautiful the taste was out of this world! i am sorry I don't have photos of the cake pops! They were beautiful and also tasted amazing! Thank you for being a large part of my daughter's special day. I will be a client for life!
We had ordered a two tire cake for our daughter’s birthday.. The cake was so yummy, moist n right amount of sweetness.. Everyone who attended the party really enjoyed n praised the delicacy... Thanks to Calendra at Fairfield for making the event memorable
Everything is Delicious! and very nice atmosphere
Nice place. ... horrible staff
Best brownies ever.
Great food and great service! I love this bakery!
Best breads very yummy especially sausage bread
Tiramisu was excellent the same day but wasn't that great the next. Chocolate mousse didn't have that problem
Amazing baked goods.
Delicious baked goods and friendly staff. Never disappointed.
The best dessert in jersey! The Cannoli was incredible! If you go early the line will be out the door but if you go at around 7 you will beat the crowd! Jersey gets a little rowdy at night so if traveling with family daylight is probably the better option.
THE BEST!!! I go here with my girlfriend often and we love it! It's the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat and everyone over there is so nice. You can't go wrong with anything there!
I love calandra's, from the bakery to the bar an every week stop !
Had not been back to the Newark location since my family moved to Morris County in 1975; was in the area so we stopped by; the area has changed, but not all that much & the bakery is larger now, but looks pretty much as I recall it. Same great selection, it was a Sunday & between Mass from St. Francis, the placed was very packed, but the staff moved the line & were friendly & helpful to those who were not sure what they wanted & had questions. Picked up rolls & a "large round sliced" (just like my mom & dad would get) , which IMHO are the best. The front area & cases were very clean & the place looks well maintained. The original family were neighbors of ours, but don't really recall too much about them. Very pleased we stopped by, still a great bakery & a added bonus was running into people I have not seen in many years.
I was just at Calandras for Fathers Day with my father. The bakery was a complete zoo, after about a 10 minute wait, a young lady asked if we were next, and we asked her for a dozen pastries. we had several questions for her, what's this one, what kind of filling is that, she gave an excellent answer every time. We picked out the 12 pastries painfully slowly. When we got back to the register, my father then asked her for 2 brownies in a box, after that I asked for pignoli cookies and cream puffs. Then we finally finished, and she rang us up. The young lady who helped up smiled the entire time, was very polite, knowledgeable, and even made us smile. I've worked in the food service industry for the last 10-12 years, and I know how difficult it can be dealing with the public at large. Especially on holidays. Thank you Chelsea for making our trip to the Calandra's as pleasant as possible. Your boss should know how lucky they are to have you. I read the other reviews on this page, there was one reviewer saying the employees are "ghetto like" and they "fit the stereotype", using thier big words to show us all how important they think they are, they even got a response from the owner. My advice to you would be, if you act like a jerk you will be treated like one. Go to a bakery in your own neighborhood. Because we don't want you in ours. Thank you again Chelsea.
Mixed feelings about this one. The big cakes used to be really good, but the last couple of years the quality has been declining. So now we do not buy large cakes as they seem to be nearing stale or not rotated or we just have bad luck. Went recently for cannolis, creme brulee, and cream puffs. Happy to report all were delicious! I'd stick with the bread and small pastries instead!
The absolute BEST raspberry chocolate mousse cake I ever ate and it was beautiful too! WOW!
This is my favorite bakery!! By far the best bread in NJ
My kids and I come here 3 times a week, before karate, and they love the cookies. Great place for breakfast, coffee and rolls are delicious and they serve Lavazza coffee. The staff are great, the owner is obviously a parent herself and treats the kids with samples of cookies. Nice family business. Bread line can get long at times, it's that popular, so plan accordingly. Highly recommend.
Fairfield location is the worst service of any bakery I've ever been to. Stood in multiple lines, making eye contact with numerous employees and no one would make eye contact, talk with me, anything. I've never seen such awful customer service. Don't waste your time with this bakery. They won't serve you.
Great selection of deserts, pies and the famous Calandra's Italian bread! Their chocolate cake is delicious!!
best bread anywhere
Very expensive italian pastries Donuts were not fresh, seemed stale .
Calandra's Bakery has been around forever and you can see why just a great bakery has everything you need fast friendly service and reasonable prices
Great bakery! Their raspberry cake is my favorite. They always have the freshest raspberry’s on top of the cake and the filling is always creamy and delicate. It’s never dry and i always buy it if I’m ever hosting a gathering. Plus their bread is always super fresh and always crunchy on the outside yet soft on the inside. They bakery itself as also very clean.
Great Italian cookies! A bit pricey but good.
I will not deny that Calandra's have some of the best deserts, but I believe the workers are racist! I've been to the Fairfield location 3 times and was overlooked for them to serve the white customers first. Today I was waiting to be served and the worker proceeded to help a white customer who was telling her that I was next, the worker was insisting on taking the lady before me while the lady was telling her that I was there before her. The other time my step daughter ( who's mixed) waited 30min before she was served and that's only because my husband (who's Italian) spoke up to the worker about how she was being overlooked because he sat aside and watched as they served the white customers first. Never will i spend a penny in this place again!!
Very poor customer service! Go to Palazzone in Willowbrook which is better than Calandra's. Try it! It is more affordable and better quality pastries and coffee. Oh Customer Service is simply the best.
I love the fresh hot bread
Overwhelming doesn't even begin to describe the feeling of walking in here as a dessert lover. I didn't count it but there were probably 100+ things that you can choose from so it's hard to know where to start. I think I walked from one end of the counter to the other about 5 times. I finally decided on the chocolate cheesecake and I was pleasantly happy that it cost less than $3. A lot of bakeries that make these gourmet desserts would mark that thing up to $6+. The cheesecake itself was amazing and so rich that I wasn't able to finish it. The chocolate was marbled on the inside and there were also portion of just pure cheesecake bliss. They also have cupcakes, cannolis, cookies, cakes, etc. There were some samples of custom cakes that they made that look absolutely beautiful. The fridge contained some items that you can get to go such a pre-made stuffed breads, gelato, pasta, and some other dishes. Seems easy enough to just pop those into the oven or microwave and serve. There is also coffee! The only thing that I found a little disappointing was there wasn't much seating. I guess people really get things to-go here but there was only one table with three chairs (and I'm still not sure if it was a decorative piece or if it's actually meant to be used).
Best bread in the country
I'm so happy I discovered Calandra's! This location is on my way home from work and I stop in at least once a week for delicious bakery treats/bread for my family! My favorite are the cannolis, they're the best I've ever had!
As always great selection of bread, deserts and cakes!
The macarons are sooo good here! hope they never stop making them!
It's the best bread in the area. Closest thing to anything back in Europe. Other than that, I am not that wild about some of the pastries or cakes there. I bought cupcakes there once and the icing tasted stale, as if they had been in the display window a long time...
Wow what a selection and good quality bakery. The customer service was great and knowledgeable.
Congrats you have the best pastries and cakes in NJ and good staff the girls are good in special the new smiling Hispanic girl she so sweet . Congratulations!! After my job I'm going every Day☺️
A madhouse of people buying Italian delicacies and bread.
Watch how they wheel the bread out in a dirty shopping cart. The cart looks like they found it on the side of the road. This must be a health code violation.
Best bakery around. Warm bread Free coffee with purchase. Huge selection of deserts. Been going there for years.
Finally made it to the popular Calandras Bakery in Fairfield, excited to get some great dessert items, but was left with a poor customer service experience. If you work at a Bakery you should at least know a Boston Cream donut. This was a 5 minute process of trying to purchase a Boston Cream donut. Literally had to go through each donut to get what I wanted and even that was suspect, $1.25 for a mini Donut?? Really. It was just one bite and it was average. Very disappointing. The Language barrier became more aggravating as we tried to purchase more items. I went from very happy to be at Calandras to being super aggrivated just by trying to place a simple order. The server was even mad that I didnt have exact change for the purchase. This Bakery has a solid reputation, maybe I went to the wrong location? Prices were jacked... service was bad.. and the product was average.. I will try another time, maybe it was as off day. But I went with some friends and they expressed the same feelings about the experience.
BEST Bread, Best pastries money can buy. I come here every week for Sunday Dinner treats and throughout the week for cupcakes and their hot delicious bread. The people are very helpful and take their time waiting to make sure you have everything you need. Also the owner is a COWBOYS fan. #CowboysNation
Great selection, priced right, amazing cupcakes!
Over priced bought a custom cake for my daughters birthday the price was very high and the quality of the cake was very disappointing the cake filling was too heavy for three tear cake and made it collapse while she was blowing out the candles
This is my favorite bakery!! By far the best bread in NJ
The baked goods are top notch! And usually the help is great...just not today. We got help with attitude!!! You'd think we were asking for her to bake the stuff!!! Sorry you hate your job!
Great bakery. Love it
Highly recommend. I used Calandras for a huge event and it went off without a hitch. Everyone loved the food including myself. Definitely will be using them again!
Fresh rolls...there is nothing like them!!! I love to eat them while they are warm out of the oven!!
Calandra's is my favorite!! Bought some cookies & pastries for a small get together this past week. The cannolis were the talk of the party!! Will definitely be stopping here again soon!!
Great quality, impeccable presentation,good customer service.parking lot structure, visible from US 46. Variety of cakes,pies,pastries,cookies. I have come several time to this location and no complaint.it is Good!
Love this place! Everything there is delicious! You will not be disappointed.
Always great food treats
I really like the Italian bread at Calandra's bakery. Although I'm not from the immediate area, my mom always picks up their bread from our local supermarket. It's the best with sauce or butter!
Nice hearty bread. Cream n jelly donuts,,,yummy yum yum,and a free cup of java Joe with your after 2pm purchase,,,
Great bread and awesome desserts. Service leaves something to be desired.
Quality old world authentic Italian cakes, pastries and pasta-to-go. Just like Mia Momma Nonna used to make, ti amo, xoxo
Incredibly fresh,good as baked goods get.
Service is good, cake's quality is not satisfying.
Been clients for years and never had a problem until the past 6 months. Cakes have always been spot on until the past two special events. Each time we ordered the cakes days in advance only to find when we served the cakes they were stale and fillings we asked for were missing. Took the last cake back as proof and still they wouldn't accept the truth. Did get my money back though....it was appreciated.
Best bakery around. Amazing pastry and cakes. The bread is outbid this world. Have been going to a calandras bakery for bread since we were kids.
I have the same name as the owner, LOL, unfortunately not their money, LOL, but I must say I love this bakery my family has been coming here for years. By far it has the freshest highest quality products anywhere in New Jersey. Keep up the good work
Service was great
Surprised my mom with cupcake for her birthday and she loved them! So did I :)
Delicious stuff, even if a little pricy.
By far the best bakery anywhere. I travel 2500+miles just to get bread and pastry. No other bakery compares coast to coast. Love, love , love their panella and rainbow cookies. When I’m not in NJ I have them expressed shipped to me to SoCal.
Calandra's will always be my go-to bakery! From their fresh breads to cakes and pastries, you will never be disappointed. I can't wait to get a cake from Calandra's for my birthday next month!
I really like them , one of the best bakery around but i was disappointed yesterday when I went to pickup my my daughter birthday cake which its 12" round cake and they make me wait 5 min to find a box to put it in . And guess what !!! They bring cardboard box which is one of the boxes for plastic cups and they told me they don't have any other boxes to fit the cake I told the lady how I'm going to bring the cack in this box ? She said this the only box can fit it !!!!!
Many yummy-looking selections. Not very friendly servers, though.
Great customer service; a wide array of baked goods and treats. The carrot slice and whole wheat croissant are my personal favs! Fyi, complimentary small coffee and tea after 2pm.
Great cakes and pastries. Service is slow
By far the best bakery around and no one can best there bread
The best Italian bakery in New Jersey. Fresh, homemade, delicious treats and breads. Their cakes are works of art and everything is amazing. If you have never been, make a trip. You will not be disappointed.
Clean and great staff but the MOST expensive bakery I've seen.
Prices are getting out of control. $27 for a small cheesecake.
Good coffee and bread.
great Italian bakery. Cheese cake is a must try!
mixed feeling ...... bought a few things for Easter , The holiday cupcakes were fresh , the stander cupcakes were not . Most disappointing were their pignoli cookies NOT FRESH AT ALL waste of money . what happened to this bakery ????
Thought the quality of products was exceptional. Of course very pricey but wonderful
Just the best quality you will find
Best bread in the area! Maybe in NJ!
Love this place, i bought a cake this morning, beautiful, great place, great service.
Purchased 4 large cannoli and 10 small cannoli. All of them were a little soggy and I asked the girl if they made them in the morning and she said yes. I bought them at 11AM. Also the center was empty of filling on all of them. The total cost was $34+. If you are going to sell a large pastry for $3.50 it better well be full. The smaller ones were 2.25 each and the same thing. Shame on you Callandras. If you can't give your customers a quality product at the exorbitant price you charge you shouldn't be in business.
Baked goods always fresh and staff is always friendly!!!
Loved the little cakes and pastries!!!
Excellent service from friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great selection. Excellent taste. Cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and pepperoni bread are all great!